I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
I love using fresh herbs in my cooking. Actually, during the summer we usually grow some of our own in the garden. Especially, the ones we use in making our Homemade Salsa Recipe. The fresh from the garden taste so much better than the dried ones. Dried herbs just don’t have the full flavor that fresh has. When I heard about Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Herbs I really wanted to try them!
Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Herbs are washed, chopped and ready to add to any meal. They conveniently sit right in my freezer door. When I am ready to use them just take it out and sprinkle right into the recipe. There is no defrosting. Most importantly, there is no washing, prepping or waste from not using it all! I love that I can have FRESH herbs year round!
Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Herbs are 100% natural. There are no preservatives, salt free, gluten free, no GMO and Kosher certification! Those are all qualities that I love! The herbs also have a freezer life of 3 years!
In my sampler pack from Daregal Gourmet, I received the Parsley, Garlic, Cilantro and Basil to try. All four of these are common ones I use in my daily cooking! I use the Parsley in a lot of soup and rice dishes. My favorite of all them is the garlic. I use garlic in everything!
I wanted to give the Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Herbs a try to see how they measured up against my fresh garden herbs that we grow in our family garden. We used them in several different dishes, but I wanted to show you this easy salsa recipe that incorporates the Cilantro, Garlic and Basil. The measurements are all according to how much you are making. We always do a large quantity and can it for winter use but this is a recipe you can do a little or a lot of.
Homemade Salsa Recipe
fresh garden tomatoes
red and green bell peppers, diced
fresh jalapenos, sliced – we use previously dehydrated peppers from the garden
cayenne pepper – we use previously dehyrated and crushed from the garden
salt and black pepper
Prepare your tomatoes by removing the skin. Tip to remove skin easily: Bring a pot of water to boil. Drop tomatoes into boiling water until skin wrinkles or cracks (2 or 3 min). Remove tomatoes, immediately submerging in cold water. Skin will easily slip off.
Cut up tomatoes in a large pot.
Dice the bell peppers and onion, adding to the pot. Add in either sliced jalapeno peppers (or in my case – dehydrated jalapenos).
Add cilantro, garlic, basil, Season All, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper and stir well. There are no particular measurements – it’s all according to taste. We basically sprinkle enough of the herbs and seasonings to cover the top of the ingredients.
Bring mixture to a boil. Lower the temperature and simmer until all vegetables are cooked, stirring occasionally. We like to simmer ours about an hour for best flavor.
Serve with your favorite chips. Perfect for game day or movie night. Enjoy!
We made enough to serve now plus add 6 jars to our winter collection!
After using the Daregal Gourmet Herbs we could not tell the difference from our garden fresh herbs! The taste was just as flavorful, without all the trouble. I was impressed! You really have to give these a try!
If you would like to give them a try, the Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Herbs are available on Amazon.com and in the Northeast region at Stop n Shop, Giant Landover, and Shaws.
Visit with Daregal Gourmet to see the variety of fresh frozen herbs they offer. Which ones would you like to try? What would you cook using these fresh herbs?